Theory & Playing Classes | dhhow music: studio for advanced music studies

Theory Group Classes


2021 – 2022

Regularly scheduled monthly Theory Group Classes run from September through May. Additional classes are scheduled for June, July, and August, These classes include theory, music history, music appreciation, ear training, sight singing, sight reading, music theory games, and preparation for the MTAC Certificate of Merit Written Theory Exams and for the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program Academic Written Theory Exams. Students also have the opportunity to perform pieces or technical studies from their current repertoire.

Theory Group Class fees include the use of circulating studio sight reading books, studio ear-training CDs, music theory games, test-preparation materials, and photocopying expenses for practice theory tests and review worksheets. Theory Group Class fees do not include the cost of or CM/RCM Theory/History/Harmony Workbooks/Textbooks or Examination Fees, RCM Melody Playback and Rhythm Clapback books, or other printed/digital resources; these items will be invoiced on your monthly billing statement when distributed.

We may also have special composition workshops scheduled throughout the year.

Classes are typically on Sunday afternoons or evenings from 4-6pm or 7–9pm, or on Saturday evenings from 7–9pm. Classes are scheduled around various music events, such as examinations, competitions, and festivals.

Theory Group Classes are listed on the Lesson & Event Calendar.

All 2021–2022 Theory Group Classes will be held ONLINE via Zoom until further notice. Advanced Harmony & History classes and AP Music Theory Classes will be held ONLINE and IN-PERSON in a hybrid format. All students must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person classes.

  • For Certificate of Merit (CM) Evaluations, students are expected to attend one class in each of the following months: September, October, November, December, January, February, March.
  • For Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Certificate Program, students are expected to attend 1–2 classes per month for the 3–4 months leading up to the written examinations/tests for a total of seven classes per RCM written exam.
  • For RCM students in Levels 5–10, there will again be two 1-week intensive review group classes in the summer leading up to the written exams on the second weekend of August 2022.

STAY TUNED for more information re: 2021–2022 Theory & Playing Class Schedule!

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